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Drinking bone broth like Gwyneth Paltrow could lower blood pressure

Drinking trendy bone broth like Gwyneth Paltrow could ‘lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease and protect against type 2 diabetes’ Cooking pig bones releases proteins that block enzymes linked to hypertension Also degrades hormones that drive high blood pressure and diabetes’ onset Researchers recommend people drink bone broth ‘habitually’  e-mail 72 View comments Drinking bone

Bone graft: Uses, types, and recovery

In this article, learn about the uses of a bone graft, the different types, and the possible risks. What is a bone graft? A person may need a bone graft if their body is unable to produce enough new bone in certain situations. Bone grafts can help in the treatment of: fractures, especially if they

Urinary markers predict bone problems after hip replacement

In a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, investigators have identified urinary markers that differentiate total hip replacement patients who eventually develop bone tissue destruction, or osteolysis, from patients who do not. For the study, researchers used a repository of 24-hour urine samples collected prior to surgery and annually thereafter in 26 patients,

Researchers engineer human bone marrow tissue

Researchers have developed an artificial tissue in which human blood stem cells remain functional for a prolonged period of time. Scientists from the University of Basel, University Hospital Basel, and ETH Zurich have reported their findings in the scientific journal PNAS. In the bone marrow, several billion blood cells are formed each day. This constant

Expert consensus finds that higher protein intake benefits adult bone health

A new expert consensus endorsed by the European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has reviewed the benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health, based on analyses of major research studies. The review, published in Osteoporosis International, found that a

New study demonstrates toll of anxiety on bone health

Anxiety has already been shown to take its toll on the human body in many ways, including increased risk for heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Now a new study demonstrates how anxiety levels are linked to an increased risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal

Fifteen percent of osteoporosis patients who take ‘drug holidays’ suffer bone fractures

Patients who take osteoporosis drugs for long periods typically are advised to temporarily discontinue the drugs to prevent rare but serious side effects to the jaw and thighs. A Loyola Medicine study has found that 15.4 percent of patients who take so-called “drug holidays” from osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates experienced bone fractures. During a six-year

How bone marrow niches keep stem cells thriving

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are a class of stem cells located in bone marrow. HSCs give rise to every type of blood cell—from the red blood cells that carry oxygen to the white blood cells of the immune system. Bone marrow provides a niche that both houses and regulates HSCs to ensure proper formation of

More dairy associated with higher bone density and greater spine strength in men over 50

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research (IFAR), Wageningen University, Tilburg University, University of Reading, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have discovered that higher intake of dairy foods, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, is associated with higher volumetric bone mineral density and vertebral strength at the spine in men. Dairy intake